Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Winter Glow

Hi there

Well, after my run of posts early last week I've been a bit quiet again but during that time I took a trip to the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show and purchased some new goodies and I've used a few of my new items on today's card.

I've been making cards for years but have never had the tools to try ink blending so one of my purchases was some Ink Dusters by Inkylicious.  I may have been a bit adventurous using them for the first time through a stencil but I wanted to use this new stencil so I could enter the latest challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.

So, apart from the sentiment stamp and the ink, everything I used here is new to my stash...

I cut a white cardstock panel and stuck down and masked the stencil, with the bottom part masked with a ripped piece of post-it note.  I then used my Ink Dusters to blend the orange glow and the night sky.  As always, I have a problem photographing blues and purples and this is actually more of a purple tone in real life.  With the stencil still in place I stamped the trees, some using second generation stamping.  I then removed the stencil and stamped the bunny and sentiment in the foreground.  I initially wanted to just use the stencil to create some interest but I think here it gives the effect of looking through some tall trees at a forest in the distance.  My ink blending is far from perfect but for a first attempt I'm really pleased with the result.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Memory Box - Texture Wave
  • Ink Dusters by Inkylicious
  • Ink: Memento - Tangelo, Grape Jelly and Paris Dusk; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Card-io Combinations - Winter Walks (tree) and Christmas Scenery 2 (rabbit); Clearly Besotted - Sweet Little Sentiments

I would like to link this card up at the following challenge blogs:

CAS(E) this Sketch - Challenge #94

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Brown Sugar - Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
Time Out - Challenge #15 - Stamping
{PIN}spirational - Challenge #125 - Any Kind of Project

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope to put some more of my new goodies to use very soon :)


  1. This is a gorgeous design !!

  2. Wow! Love this. It's original and gets a whole lot of 'wows' from me!!!

  3. Fabulous design (I just played with that stencil too) and I love your colors.

  4. What a fab design Anita, so very creative! And I think you rocked the blending at your firs try and so pleased you shared this with us at TIME OUT Challenges x

  5. This is beautiful just love the effect you got. Thanks for sharing with us at the Brown Sugar Challenge. Barb

  6. what a beautiful scene and fab take on the sketch! very pretty card! thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  7. Gorgeous card Anita. Love your beautiful sponged sky through the stencil ... so creative! Loll xx

  8. Oh, this is fantastic! I love your fabulous take on the sketch! So sweet!

  9. Such a creative take on the sketch! Love your wintery scene!

  10. Fan-tabulous!!! WooHoo YOU, Neets... I adore this little woodland scene!
    =] Michele

  11. Gorgeous design!!! Congrats on your win on CAS(E) this Sketch!

  12. congrats on your win at CTS, you deserve it with this beauty x

  13. Really love this, and you did a good job with blending! Can't believe it was your first try. Congrats on winning CTS, but this did make me have to order the very cool Texture Wave stencil. This may be our Christmas card this year! ;D

  14. Hi Anita - this is one totally fabulous card - pure genius the way you used that stencil! Congrats on your win at Case this Sketch!

  15. Anita seriously gorgeous! Congrats on your win!

  16. This is a truly incredible card! Huge congrats on your much deserved win!

  17. Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments - I'm feeling the love! :) xxx

  18. So sorry Anita that I seem to have missed commenting on some of your posts so here goes ...
    Love, love, love this one and so thrilled that you won the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge with it. So well deserved.
    I've also got this stencil but so far only used it horizontally - this vertical effect is FABULOUS.
    Well done you
    Sarah xx

  19. Congrats on your winning it is so deserving. The card pops off the page - just wonderful.

  20. Wow! I like it! Great work! Thank you for joining us over at the Time Out Challenge. :)

  21. Wow, this is STUNNING! Great design, love it. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  22. Very striking with the white background.

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

  23. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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